Rachel Havrelock Quoted in Coronoavirus News

UIC English faculty and Director of the Freshwater Lab Rachel Havrelock was quoted in a recent WBEZ/The Chicago Reporter article about Chicagoans who lack access to water, written in light of recent coronavirus-related orders from the governor (such as halting evictions).

From the article:

"'It is the time to establish a basic right to water in the city of Chicago and a comprehensive water affordability plan in the state of Illinois,' said Rachel Havrelock, associate professor at UIC and director of the Freshwater Lab, a humanities-based initiative focused on water rights and the future in Great Lakes cities.

"'The governor has rightly said we are not having evictions, we’re not repossessing,' Havrelock said of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. 'We need that statement that people’s water is going to be turned on with an affordable framework.'"